In 11 Years, Area Irrigated By Tube Wells Rises Faster Than By Canals

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  As area under irrigation grew between 2001-02 and 2012-13, farms irrigated by tube wells rose faster than by canals, according to a FactChecker analysis of government data.   Increasing use of tube wells depletes groundwater. Irrigation accounts for 89% of groundwater extraction in India, according to a report from PRS Legislative Research, a New …Read More

4 Northeastern States Have Highest Death Rates Due To Malaria

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  Meghalaya (9), Mizoram (8), Tripura (4) and Arunachal Pradesh (3)–all in the northeast of India–had the highest deaths per 100,000 population due to malaria between 2013 and September 2017, shows a FactChecker analysis of data from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, the agency under the health ministry responsible for prevention and control …Read More